Some Trips are Worth Repeating

Sometimes a brief getaway with friends is exactly what you need to restore your center, step outside your routine, push your worries to the recesses of your mind, free your spirit.  We recently spent the weekend with a group of friends in MI--two years in a row of glorious weather, biking, fire pits, cooking, laughing …

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Chicago Morn

A fabulous Sunday morning with stellar blue skies, Lake Michigan sparkling in the sun, flowering trees lining Millenium Park, Chicago is THE best city to be in.  Bob and I enjoyed a 1 1/2 hour bike ride yesterday--no kids, no schedule, no plans.  A rarity.  Boy, it brought back memories of riding my bike to work …

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Chicago Loves

Other than the weather, what's not to love about Chicago?  I'm sitting in a coffee shop, after walking across the city  from the train station on a frigid below zero morning (with wind chill--like the "lack of humidity" in the Arizona heat that keeps it cool, the winter wind makes it colder than seems possible.  Where …

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Weekend Getaway #1

Nine children, ages 2 to 13, climbed up the hill from the Lake Michigan beach to the rented villa at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI.  They had a very busy morning of playing in the tall grasses, building forts with old branches and weaving grasses together for the sides then jumping in the frigid …

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